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Tuesdays on the Terrace: Corey Wilkes

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Enjoy an evening of free music on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern terrace and sculpture garden with our annual summer performance series highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community.

Having the skill and maturity to approach the mainstream repertoire of jazz standards with his own unique sensibilities and combines them with his deep appreciation of hip-hop, Corey Wilkes has established himself as one of the best improvising trumpeters in the modern era. He continues to bring his brand of musicianship and talent to the forefront of the genre.

Wilkes has shared the stage with numerous jazz masters, including Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, James Moody, Kurt Elling, Von Freeman, Greg Osby, Roscoe Mitchell, Marcus Belgrave, Clark Terry, Harry “Sweets” Edison, and Mulgrew Miller. His soulful notes can be heard gracing a variety of contemporary projects including sets by DJ Logic, Osunlade, and Josh Deep, as well as tracks on Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 4; Kahil El Zabar’s Ascension Loft Series.

Hosted by Al Carter-Bey, WHPK 88.5 FM, University of Chicago

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Corey Wilkes. Photo: Ingrid Moreta

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Join us for free live jazz concerts every Tuesday, June 2–September 29, 2015, 5:30 pm–8 pm.

Dine on our terrace and enjoy a buffet, which features a changing menu of themed dishes using fresh, locally grown produce from the MCA Farmers' Market. Reserve a table by calling 312-397-3805. The buffet is $26 per person.

For a more impromptu evening, open seating is available on our terrace or bring a blanket to relax on the garden lawn. Hamburgers, house-made sausages, and a variety of freshly made salads may be purchased from our outdoor grill along with cold beverages, wine, and seasonal cocktails from the bar on the lower terrace.

Sorry, outside food and beverages are not allowed.

In case of rain, the event takes place inside the MCA Café.

WDCB 90.9 is the Media Sponsor of Tuesdays on the Terrace.